I've signed up to participate in some challenges at Nike+. I'm hoping it will be goals I can achieve and keep me going throughout this hot, hot summer. You can go to Nike to see and participate in different kinds of challenges, even to set your own goals or make your own challenges for yourself and/or others to join you.
My first one is joining other Mississippians in charting your accumulated miles for this year. The challenge is against other states. I thought this would be fun to see how we (the fattest state in America) stacks up. So far, there are only two of us signed up. So, Mississippi Runners get up off your booties and join the fun!!!
The second one is a personal goal I made to run 60 miles in 30 days. Now, I know you say this is not much; but I wanted to start out slow. Once I have achieved this, my next goal will be a little more 'challenging' to meet.
The last one is an Age Run Challenge where others your exact age document the number of miles run in 365 days. Of course, I'm starting halfway through this year, but I thought it would be fun to jump on this train.
Whatever it is, don't let the heat get you down. It's too easy to give in. I know, I am weak here, too. But if we band together and start making some 'accountable' goals, it will be the push we might need to keep us from getting lazy and bogged down in our cool offices and homes sitting behind a computer all day constantly putting something in our mouths that we don't need NOR want. Again, I KNOW, I do it all the time.
If for some reason, you cannot or do not join the Nike site, still go and make a chart on paper or on your computer and keep up with it yourself. Yes, you CAN do it and you must take care of yourself. No one else will do it for you.
See you on the road!!!
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Blogging Without Obligation
After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .
You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.
Meals for Energy
Click HERE to get some great meals for pre race day and post race.